Laura Harris, Assistant Professor
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-6427 (Voice)

Professor Harris received her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University.  Her research interests include hemispheric American studies, African diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual, performance and literary studies.  She is interested in the way aesthetic works, particularly those produced by way of collective experimentation, can act as media for insurgent forms of social life, both invoking and provoking their ongoing reinvention.  She is currently completing a manuscript on the Trinidadian writer C. L. R. James and the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica and the experiments each participated in while living in the U.S. and beginning another manuscript on the exploration of movement and tenuous and disrupted forms of habitation in performance and film in post-war New York.